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Plitvice Lakes – “Magical island”

Plitvice Lakes – “Magical island”
«With its perfect waterfalls, rich vegetation and amazing clear blue lagoons, it looks like a magical island, amost too good to be true», these are the words with which the British paper the Daily Mail recently described the National park Plitvice Lakes. The author of the article Chris Parsons wrote about the idyllic Plitvice Lakes, which he proclaimed to be one of the most beautiful parks for a holiday on the whole planet, which, in his opinion should become one of the most spectacular tourist parks in the world.

This picturesque National park has 16 blue-green lakes seperated by natural flood-gates created by the water during thousands of years. The author backs his own opinion about Plitvice with the experiences of other visitors from all over the world, which have been published on the TripAvisor website. «Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are trully the home of Mother Nature in its loveliest and most picturesque edition» states a visitor from San Francisco. The Daily Mail journalist also writes that Pitvice Lakes are the oldest nature park in southeast Europe.

The lakes are surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela and Medviđak, which are a part of the Dinarid mountain range. The tallest waterfall in the park, which is full of small lakes and caves, is 70 meters high.

There are three hotels and a campsite in the park and its visitors walk the paths along the lakes, enjoying the spectacular views. He points out that Plitvice Lakes were proclaimed a Croatian national park in 1949 and that they got the status of world heritage by UNESCO in 1979.

One tourist from Sidney who was in awe of Plitvice Lakes, stated for the British paper that they are a magical combination of lakes, waterfalls and landscape and that the tour of the lakes was the highlight of his visit to Croatia.

The beauty and uniqueness of Plitvice Lakes is far known and this natural phenomena is almost daily included on the lists of the worlds most beautiful destinations. Recently CNN Travel included them in the list of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Hello magazine proclaimed them a «water heaven», and the American LA Times published a report from Offbeat Traveler which called for readers to mark the 20th anniversary of Croatia`s independence with a visit to the oldest Croatian national park, calling it a park that takes one`s breath away.

On the lonelyplanet.com website, Plitvice found themselves on the list of the most beautiful European national parks. Their beauty could not be resisted by Yahoo Travel either, which put it among the ten most beautiful places in the world, alongside for example the Indian Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon in the US, the Versailles Palace in France, the Peruan Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.

The Tourist Board of Like-Senj County
www.liskosenjska.com

National Park Plitvice lakes
www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr

The Daily Mail
www.dailymail.co.uk

 
 

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